Lecture 7- The classification of life - Diversity - The...

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NATS 1690 - Diversity - Classification of Life 1 Diversity - The Classification of Life
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NATS 1690 - Diversity - Classification of Life 2 "It is a somewhat sobering thought that we know more about the number and position of stars in our galaxy, places that none of us will ever visit, than we do about the myriad of small animals that live in our backyard. This is despite the fact that these creatures eat our plants, sometimes bite us but most importantly contribute to the cycling of nutrients that sustain life .“ Mark Dangerfield Cover page photo : a small sample of the tens of thousands of species in the moth and butterfly collection at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
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NATS 1690 - Diversity - Classification of Life 3 References Custom Textbook – An Introduction to Biological Evolution , 3/ed, 2009 Pages 41-54 "Systems of classification are not hat racks, objectively presented to us by nature. They are dynamic theories developed by us to express particular views about the history of organisms . Evolution has provided a set of unique species ordered by differing degrees of genealogical relationship. Taxonomy, the search for this natural order, is the fundamental science of history." Stephen J. Gould
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NATS 1690 - Diversity - Classification of Life 4 Lecture Outline Diversity, Classification and Taxonomy Domains and Kingdoms Phylogenetic Systematics
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